Regional airports to resist proposed scrapping of subsidies

Regional airports to resist proposed scrapping of subsidies

The country's regional airports are promising to come out fighting against attempts to scrap valuable subsidies.

The Cabinet is set to discuss the public service obligation (PSO) routes, which are due to expire next year.

Transport Minister Noel Dempsey is said to be in favour of scrapping the PSOs, which currently benefit airports in Kerry, Sligo and Galway among others.

Galway Airport managing director Joe Walsh says the knock-on effect of scrapping the PSOs could jeopardise jobs across the regions.

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